RICHARD C. SALIE
RICHARD C. SALIE - August 17, 1923 - August 31, 2015 Richard Cornelius Salie, an executive with a long and distinguished career at IBM Corporation, died on August 31, 2015, in Honolulu, Hawaii at the age of 92. Dick was born on August 17, 1923, in Binghamton, New York to Cornelius and Vera Salie, and was the second of five children. A veteran of World War II, Dick attended New York State Maritime Academy and served in the Merchant Marines in the Atlantic and Mediterranean Theater. He completed his military service in the U.S. Navy Reserve as a Lieutenant JG. After the war, Dick graduated from Georgetown University and started his career with IBM (Big Blue). He rose through the ranks to become an executive in the International division. He was posted in Uruguay, Argentina, New York and Hong Kong before retiring after 42 years of professional service. Dick was preceded in death by the love of his life, his wife of 57 years, Marilynn Arwine, along with his parents, his brother Robert Salie, his older sister Beverly Salie Damon, and his niece Deborah Ann (Winston) Setliff. He is survived by his brother Roger Salie of Florida and his sister Janet Winston of Ohio. After retiring from IBM, he and Marilynn lived many happy years in Savannah, Georgia, pursuing his favorite pastime of golf, before relocating to Hawaii in 2005 in order to be closer to his ailing sister Beverly Damon, and her sons Henry Dwight, John Phillip (JP), Ian MacAlpin and daughter Brendan Damon Ethington, and their families. Dick lived out his years in Honolulu as a member of the community at One Kalakaua Senior Living, developing great friendships and leaving an indelible mark. Dick was a beloved uncle to many nieces and nephews, including Terry Findlay, Lori Griffen, Craig Salie, and Mark Winston. He was also devoted to all of his grand-nieces and nephews, and was dearly adored by all of them. He will be missed and remembered for his distinctive sense of humor and wit, as a brother, uncle, great-uncle, and friend, with all of our Aloha.
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